November 2014 HCD News Clips

November 21, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

HUD SECRETARY CASTRO OFFERS $30 MILLION GRANTS TO HELP TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-145&hootPostID=cd1b94d16a69732a6981eb8e3b9a426d

HUD AND NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES PARTNER TO CONTINUE FIGHT AGAINST VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-146

National News

Housing funding strategy is upside-down (Editorial)

http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/283424411.html

Non-National News

Austin, Texas: Google Fiber promises Austin’s public housing residents free 5Mbps Internet for 10 years

http://venturebeat.com/2014/11/20/google-fiber-promises-austins-public-housing-residents-free-5mbps-internet-for-10-years/

Denver, Colo.: Audit report says Denver needs more focus on affordable housing

http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26980013/audit-report-says-denver-needs-more-focus-affordable

San Diego, Calif.: City Council seeks ways to create future affordable housing projects

http://www.kusi.com/story/27444367/city-council-seeks-ways-to-create-future-affordable-housing-projects

Bend, Ore.: Bend's affordable housing squeeze 'abysmal'

http://www.ktvz.com/news/bends-affordable-housing-squeeze-abysmal/29851904

Minneapolis, Minn.: Affordable housing will fill former Old Home Foods building

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/blog/real_estate/2014/11/affordable-housing-will-fill-former-old-home-foods.html

Pittsburgh, Pa.: Pittsburgh Housing Authority authorizes construction training program

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/2014/11/20/Pittsburgh-Housing-Authority-authorizes-construction-training-program/stories/201411200339

New York, N.Y.: Making New York the Greenest City in America

http://commercialobserver.com/2014/11/making-new-york-the-greenest-city-in-america/

Laredo, Texas: Laredo Housing Development Corporation building new units for low income families

http://www.kgns.tv/home/headlines/Laredo-Housing-Development-Corporation-building-new-units-for-low-income-families-283390231.html?ref=231

Nevada scores poorly in child homelessness study

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/27440896/nevada-scores-poorly-in-child-homelessness-study

Washington, D.C.: For homeless families, District center searches for options beyond the shelter

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/for-homeless-families-district-center-searches-for-options-beyond-the-shelter/2014/11/18/d66f0344-6f63-11e4-893f-86bd390a3340_story.html

November 20, 2014

World News

Brazil: Brazilian police evict hundreds of squatter families

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/11/19/brazilian-police-evict-hundreds-squatter-families/

Canada: Advocates call on Surrey to extend free Wi-Fi to public housing

http://metronews.ca/news/vancouver/1217536/advocates-call-on-surrey-to-extend-free-wi-fi-to-public-housing/

National News

Business lobby makes push for expired tax breaks

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/224504-business-lobby-makes-push-for-expired-tax-breaks

Non-National News

Washington, D.C.: Hundreds of Vets Turn out for Local Housing Assistance

http://streetsense.org/article/hundreds-of-vets-turn-out-for-local-housing-assistance/#.VGz9TovF9Uh

Farmington, Maine: Farmington not eligible for Community Development Block Grants

http://www.centralmaine.com/2014/11/19/farmington-not-eligible-for-community-development-block-grants/

Fort Worth, Texas: HUD secretary says Fort Worth project is “cutting edge”

http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/11/19/6302871/hud-secretary-describes-fort-worth.html

St. Louis, Mo.: Apartments offer shelter for chronically homeless in St. Louis

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/apartments-offer-shelter-for-chronically-homeless-in-st-louis/article_c334d562-4adf-5b94-a5ad-9d93c1b7d21d.html

Topeka, Kan.: KHRC AWARDS $1.675 MILLION TO HELP KANSAS FAMILIES OBTAIN SAFE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING

http://www.realestaterama.com/2014/11/19/khrc-awards-1-675-million-to-help-kansas-families-obtain-safe-affordable-housing-ID025292.html

Columbus, Ga.:  Columbus Housing Authority to receive $830K in HUD vouchers

http://www.wtvm.com/story/27431423/columbus-housing-authority-to-receive-837119-in-housing-vouchers-from-sanford-bishop

Boulder, Colo.: In wake of development moratorium, Boulder seeks University Hill solutions

http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_26970013/wake-development-moratorium-boulder-seeks-university-hill-solutions

Athens, Ga.: Students shape Athens housing market while poverty issues persist in city

http://www.redandblack.com/uganews/students-shape-athens-housing-market-while-poverty-issues-persist-in/article_28ed9506-702a-11e4-ab4f-5bf33c29c09c.html

November 19, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

Congresswoman Asks HUD Secretary to Address Community Grant Issue

http://www.chronline.com/article_85c3f76a-6f63-11e4-a677-fb6207cf4ec5.html

World News

England: Why London Renters Often Have Fewer Rights Than Those in Other Expensive Cities

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2014/11/why-london-renters-often-have-fewer-rights-than-those-in-other-expensive-cities/382774/

National News

How do you define ‘homeless’ in America?

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/define-homeless-america/#.VGutfF9H0fg.twitter

Report: Rental Assistance Helps More Than 340,000 Veterans Afford Homes, but Large Unmet Needs Remain

http://www.cbpp.org/files/11-7-13hous.pdf

Non-National News

Portland, Ore.: Veterans in subsidized housing: one in two is elderly, one in five younger with disabilities

http://www.oregonlive.com/front-porch/index.ssf/2014/11/veterans_in_subsidized_housing.html

Grafton, N.D.: Grafton uses housing incentive to stem population decline, stabilize community

http://www.grandforksherald.com/content/grafton-uses-housing-incentive-stem-population-decline-stabilize-community

Yolo County, Calif.: Workshop on homelessness brings people together

http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/workshop-on-homelessness-brings-people-together/

St. Petersburg, Fla.: St. Pete could face $2.2 million refund to HUD

http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/167298

New Ulm, Minn.: New Ulm public housing receives top rating

http://www.nujournal.com/page/content.detail/id/556875/New-Ulm-public-housing-receives-top-rating.html?nav=5009

San Jose, Calif.: SJ CITY COUNCIL APPROVES MEASURE TO MAKE HOUSING MORE AFFORDABLE IN CITY

http://abc7news.com/home/group-rallies-in-support-of-affordable-housing-in-sj/401589/

November 18, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

HUD secretary says housing finance reform remains a top priority for the Obama administration

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/224429-hud-secretary-says-housing-finance-reform-is-top-item-for-obama-administration

National News

Three Ways Cities Try (and Fail) to Solve Homelessness

http://www.citylab.com/politics/2014/11/three-ways-cities-try-and-fail-to-solve-homelessness/382815/

Non-National News

Tacoma, Wash.: Learning at a School With a Student Turnover Rate of 179 Percent

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/housing-vouchers-public-schools-education-gates-project-tacoma

Beaufort, S.C.: Hundreds of new homes proposed for Beaufort market

http://www.islandpacket.com/2014/11/17/3437634/hundreds-of-new-homes-proposed.html?sp=/99/257/

Columbia, Mo.: Housing Authority looks to renovate low income homes

http://www.abc17news.com/news/housing-authority-looks-to-renovate-low-income-homes/29786026

New York, N.Y.: De Blasio Administration Targets Outer Borough Neighborhoods for Development
http://observer.com/2014/11/de-blasio-administration-targets-outer-borough-neighborhoods-for-development/

Rochester, N.Y.: RHA searches for new director

http://www.13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/rha-searches-new-director-17750.shtml

November 17, 2014

World News

World Needs $16 Trillion to Solve Housing Crisis

http://sourceable.net/world-needs-16-trillion-to-solve-housing-crisis/#

Australia: Demand for public housing grows as government sells homes
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/demand-for-public-housing-grows-as-government-sells-homes-20141115-11nc5z.html

National News

New Report: Child Homelessness on the Rise in US

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/report-child-homelessness-rise-us-26960391

Non-National News

Colo.: Northern Colorado seniors waiting on affordable housing

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/local/windsor/2014/11/17/northern-colorado-seniors-waiting-affordable-housing/19157201/

South Charleston, Ohio: Clark County paving project under budget as federal funds declining

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/clark-county-paving-project-under-budget-as-federa/nh6w6/

Needham, Mass.: Needham plans ahead on affordable housing

http://needham.wickedlocal.com/article/20141114/NEWS/141118075/?Start=1

Homestead, Fla.: Homestead Housing Authority scrambles to keep $3 million USDA grant

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/homestead/article3933358.html

Seattle, Wash.: Mayor appoints new Seattle Housing Authority board members

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/11/mayor-appoints-new-seattle-housing-authority-board-members/

Phoenix, Ariz.: Phoenix gardening project feeds residents and families

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/11/14/phoenix-gardening-project-feeds-residents-families/19031405/

Augusta, Ga.: After leaving Augusta's Cherry Tree Crossing, life becomes more difficult for former residents

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-15/after-leaving-augustas-cherry-tree-crossing-life-becomes-more-difficult

Denver mayor: Affordable housing shortage threatens city's identity

http://www.cpr.org/news/story/denver-mayor-affordable-housing-shortage-threatens-citys-identity

Washington, D.C.: Our Gentrified Capital

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liz-rebecca-alarcon/our-gentrified-capital_b_6154692.html

Bridgeport, Conn.: Bridgeport's "Magic Johnson site" in play again

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Bridgeport-s-Magic-Johnson-site-in-play-again-5897559.php

November 14, 2014

World News

Rough sleeping: One home at a time

http://www.economist.com/news/international/21632519-how-cut-number-street-dwellersand-save-money-too-one-home-time

Repairing Toronto’s public housing a ‘moral issue’, says Mayor-elect John Tory

http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/5028496-repairing-toronto-s-public-housing-a-moral-issue-says-mayor-elect-john-tory/

Non-National News

Alexandria, Va.: City, Developer Celebrate Completion of James Bland Redevelopment

http://alextimes.com/2014/11/city-developer-celebrate-completion-of-james-bland-redevelopment/

Springfield, Mass.: Landlord accused of forging lead paint documents

http://wwlp.com/2014/11/13/landlord-accused-of-forging-lead-paint-documents/

Akron, Ohio: Landlord in trouble after refusing to rent housing to families with children younger than 6

http://www.norwalkreflector.com/article/5383901

New York, N.Y.: Report: Domestic Violence Prompts Surge In Shelter System

http://gothamist.com/2014/11/13/report_domestic_violence_prompts_su.php

New Orleans, La.: Stacy Head, HANO chief at odds over redevelopment plan

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/11/stacy_head_hano_chief_at_odds.html

Northern Marianas:NMHC welcomes self-sufficiency program coordinator

http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/71082-nmhc-welcomes-self-sufficiency-program-coordinator

Portland, Ore.: REACH CDC Receives $18 Million for New Affordable Housing in Portland, Hillsboro

http://www.golocalpdx.com/news/reach-cdc-receives-18-million-for-new-affordable-housing-in-portland-hillsb

Pittsburgh, Pa.: Pittsburgh to seek federal 'promise zone' status for 18 neighborhoods, Mount Oliver

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/13/Pittsburgh-to-seek-federal-promise-zone-designation-for-18-neighborhoods-Mount-Oliver-Borough/stories/201411130320

November 13, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Julián Castro's Priorities for 2015

http://www.housingfinance.com/housing-policy/julian-castros-priorities-for-2015_o.aspx

World News

Brazil: Letting Brazil's Homeless Speak for Themselves

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2014/11/making-homelessness-visible-in-brazil/382621/

Venezuela: 642,000 Public Houses Built in Venezuela Since 2011

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/642000-Public-Houses-Built-in-Venezuela-since-2011-20141112-0047.html

Australia: Banker Enclave Rises as Poor Kicked Out of HarborSide Homes

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-12/banker-enclave-rises-as-poor-kicked-out-of-sydney-harbor-homes.html

Denmark: Budget agreement secures affordable housing in cities

http://cphpost.dk/news/budget-agreement-secures-affordable-housing-in-cities.11620.html

 

National News

GOP officially puts McConnell in charge of the Senate

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/11/13/mcconnell-senate-leadership-elections/18942053/

HUD’s privatization scheme may herald end of public housing

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/11/public-housing-renovationrentalassistancedemonstration.html

Non-National News

Sacramento, Calif.: West Sacramento homeless move from river to converted motel

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article3882668.html

Sioux Falls, S.D.: Affordable housing development planned on city’s east side

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/city/2014/11/12/affordable-housing-development-planned-citys-east-side/18936427/

Waterford, Conn.: Affordable-housing tour opens eyes

http://www.theday.com/article/20141112/NWS01/141119924/1047

Orlando, Fla.: Orlando effort would replace ER visits with housing for homeless

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/os-homeless-housing-money-20141111-story.html

Minneapolis, Minn.: Vote draws frustration with North Side problems

http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/282462531.html

Boston, Mass.: Center to Educate Students on Real Estate, Urban Action

http://www.bc.edu/publications/chronicle/FeaturesNewsTopstories/2014/topstories/center-to-educate-boston-college-students-on-real-estate--urban-.html?cq_ck=1415834129610

Honolulu, Hawaii: Honolulu City Council delays vote on sit-lie ban

http://www.chron.com/news/article/Honolulu-City-Council-delays-vote-on-sit-lie-ban-5888681.php

Trenton, N.J.: TRENTON, OTHER TROUBLED NJ CITIES SEEK TO STEM TIDE OF URBAN HOUSING DECAY

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/14/11/12/trenton-other-nj-cities-seek-to-stem-tide-of-urban-blight/

November 12, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Private Money Successfully Fixing Public Housing (Blog)

http://rooflines.org/3934/private_money_successfully_fixing_public_housing/?utm_source=November+4+Weekly&utm_campaign=Nov+4+Weekly&utm_medium=email&hootPostID=26265b5938718be426ac2b039a2f422e

HUD, Salvation Army settle pregnancy discrimination suit

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/32034-hud-salvation-army-settle-pregnancy-discrimination-suit

National News

Communities Struggle To Reach Homeless Students Living In The Shadows

http://www.npr.org/2014/11/11/363318370/communities-struggle-to-reach-homeless-students-living-in-the-shadows

Non-National News

Eugene, Ore.: Eugene, Oregon's Radical Solution to Homelessness: A Bare-Bones Shed Village

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2014/11/eugene-oregons-radical-solution-to-homelessness-a-bare-bones-shed-village/381970/

Tulsa, Okla.: With Faith of Investors, Downtown Tulsa Reawakens

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/realestate/downtown-tulsa-reawakens.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

San Diego, Calif.: SAN DIEGO TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL PROGRAM TO ELIMINATE HOMELESSNESS

http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/San-Diego-to-participate-in-national-program-to-eliminate-homelessness-282314561.html

Orlando, Fla.: Florida Hospital Makes Historic Announcement to Address Homelessness in Central Florida

http://www.cityoforlando.net/mediacenter/florida-hospital-makes-historic-announcement-to-address-homelessness-in-central-florida/

Austin, Texas: Transit requirements bolstered for Austin affordable housing program

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/real-estate/2014/11/transit-requirements-bolstered-for-austin.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_austin+(Austin+Business+Journal)

Chicago, Ill.: Fair housing groups worry ruling erodes bias argument

http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/ct-mre-1116-podmolik-homefront-20141107-column.html

Rowan County, N.C.: HUD-VASH Voucher Program Gives Homeless Veterans a Place to Stay

http://centralnc.twcnews.com/content/news/charlotte/713844/hud-vash-voucher-program-gives-homeless-veterans-a-place-to-stay/

Fayetteville, N.C.: Fayetteville's Hope VI revitalization project ends; developer looks to rebuild Grove View Terrace

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/fayetteville-s-hope-vi-revitalization-project-ends-developer-looks-to/article_e42e18ed-622f-5783-9032-66f5f86f498c.html

Boston, Mass.: City, state officials mark completion of Dudley Greenville housing

http://baystatebanner.com/news/2014/nov/12/city-state-officials-mark-completion-dudley-greenv/

Baton Rouge, La.: Baton Rouge planning director seeks to bring department into the 21st century

http://www.nola.com/business/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/11/post_8.html

November 11, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

Julián Castro: Every veteran deserves a home

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20141111-julian-castro-every-veteran-deserves-a-home.ece

11 Things the Labor Department Does for Veterans

http://social.dol.gov/blog/11-things-the-labor-department-does-for-veterans/

Non-National News

Fort Collins, Colo.: Vision for Redtail Ponds springing into reality

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/local/2014/11/06/vision-redtail-ponds-springing-reality/18631011/

Portland, Ore.: Affordable housing in South Waterfront: Portland officials recommend decreasing goals

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/11/affordable_housing_in_south_wa.html

THIBODAUX, La.:Lafourche affordable housing units near completion

http://www.knoe.com/story/27341487/lafourche-affordable-housing-units-near-completion

Annapolis, Md.: Annapolis housing authority may revisit banning policy

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/ph-ac-cn-city-council-1111-20141111,0,4318350.story

Roanoke, Va.: Roanoke works to end veteran homelessness

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/roanoke-works-to-end-veteran-homelessness/29646068

Fresno, Calif.: Fresno to join national campaign to end homelessness

http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/11/10/4228416/fresno-to-join-national-campaign.html

Dover, Del.: Dover mayor accepts HUD challenge to end veterans’ homelessness

http://delaware.newszap.com/centraldelaware/136468-70/dover-mayor-accepts-hud-challenge-to-end-veterans-homelessness

Denver, Colo.: Denver veterans file discrimination complaint, say housing is dangerous

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_26911272/denver-vets-file-discrimination-complaint-say-housing-is

Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Homeless veterans have place to stay with opening of Valor Grove complex

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20141110/NEWS/141119961

November 10, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

Remarks by the President Before Cabinet Meeting

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/07/remarks-president-cabinet-meeting

Video of the Week

Lame Duck 2014 Advocacy Webinar

http://www.nahro.org/congressional-district-contact

World News

Hong Kong: Rising inequality spurs Hong Kong farmers to protest tycoon land grab

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/local-news/hong-kong/2014/11/10/421409/Rising-inequality.htm

Non-National News

McAllen, Texas: This Town Just Did The Most Incredible Thing With Their Abandoned Wal-Mart

http://themetapicture.com/this-town-just-did-the-most/

Charleston, W. Va.: Seeking shelter: Large families struggle to find affordable housing in Kanawha Valley

http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20141109/GZ01/141109347/1419

Washington, D.C.: HUD Secretary, USICH Executive Director, and DC Mayor Join Advocates to Break Ground on New Housing for Homeless Veterans

http://usich.gov/media_center/news/hud-secretary-usich-executive-director-and-dc-mayor-join-advocates-to-break

New York, N.Y.: Push to Bring Ex-Convicts and Families Together Lags

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/10/nyregion/push-to-bring-ex-convicts-and-families-together-lags.html?ref=nyregion&_r=0

Pittsburgh, Pa.: DA calls Bedford Dwellings ‘‍nuisance property’

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/09/DA-calls-Bedford-Dwellings-nuisance-property/stories/201411090108

Lone Pine, Ore.: Indians seek decent housing by their beloved river

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/indians-seek-decent-housing-by-their-beloved-river/2014/11/08/566e2896-6770-11e4-ab86-46000e1d0035_story.html

Tampa, Fla.: Redevelopment plan expected for downtown Tampa's historic Kress building

http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/realestate/redevelopment-plan-expected-for-downtown-tampas-historic-kress-building/2205879

Waco, Texas: Area student beats homelessness to attend Baylor

http://www.ksat.com/content/pns/ksat/news/2014/11/10/area-student-beats-homelessness-to-attend-baylor.html

Providence, R.I.: Affordable housing for veterans, newly completed in Providence, Westerly to be celebrated Monday

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/government/20141107-affordable-housing-for-veterans-newly-completed-in-providence-westerly-to-be-celebrated-monday.ece

November 6, 2014

National News

Federal housing voucher program serves a fraction of the need
http://national.deseretnews.com/article/2704/federal-housing-voucher-program-serves-a-fraction-of-the-need.html

Non-National News

N.H.: Five projects win $1.9m in CDBG grants

http://www.nhbr.com/November-14-2014/Five-projects-win-19m-in-CDBG-grants/

Hawaii: HAWAII FIGHTS HOMELESSNESS BY FLYING THEM OFF THE ISLAND

http://clapway.com/hawaii-fights-homelessness-flying-island123/

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: 90- year-old man, 2 ministers charged with feeding homeless in Florida

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/90-year-old-man-2-ministers-charged-with-feeding-homeless-in-florida-1.2088073

Lakewood, Colo.: Demand for affordable housing outstrips supply along Lakewood's W-Line

http://www.denverpost.com/lakewood/ci_26862864/demand-affordable-housing-outstrips-supply-along-lakewoods-w?source=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dp-news-local-jefferson-lakewood+(Denver+Post%3A+News%3A+Local%3A+County%3A+Jefferson%3A+Lakewood)

McKeesport, Pa.: McKeesport, HUD voluntary compliance agreement ends

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2014/11/05/McKeesport-HUD-voluntary-compliance-agreement-ends/stories/201411050274

Dallas, Texas: Dallas, HUD Officials Resolve Housing Discrimination Case

http://keranews.org/post/dallas-hud-officials-resolve-housing-discrimination-case

Ohio: Walkable neighborhoods should be part of future development, report says

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/11/05/report-plans-for-future-growth.html

Dade City, Fla.: Ground broken for replacement apartments for Dade Oaks

http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/ground-broken-for-replacement-apartments-for-dade-oaks/2205264

November 5, 2014

World News

Israel: Israeli students find affordable housing in shipping container apartments

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israeli-students-find-affordable-housing-in-shipping-container-apartments/2014/11/03/0349cf5e-5f9a-11e4-9f3a-7e28799e0549_story.html

National News

GOP dominates midterms, takes control of Senate

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/2014/11/05/4156eaf0-5330-11e4-892e-602188e70e9c_story.html?hpid=z1

Sard and Tegeler: Children and Housing Vouchers

http://furmancenter.org/research/iri/sardtegeler

Response: Children and Housing Vouchers: A Practitioner’s Perspective

http://furmancenter.org/research/iri/norman

Response: Children and Housing Vouchers: A Policymaker’s Perspective

http://furmancenter.org/research/iri/henriquez

Response: Why Don’t More Voucher Holders Escape Poor Neighborhoods

http://furmancenter.org/research/iri/deluca

Neighborhoods Do Matter to Kids' Success

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/douglas-rice/neighborhoods-do-matter-t_b_6096390.html

Non-National News

Montgomery, Ala.: Group complains about Alabama decision to disallow public housing IDs for voting

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/11/group_complains_about_alabama.html

Chicago, Ill.: CHA now accepting applications

http://austintalks.org/2014/11/cha-now-accepting-applications/

Providence, R.I.: Deadline for R.I. Housing to pay $1.1-million federal penalty is extended

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20141105-deadline-for-r.i.-housing-to-pay-1.1-million-federal-penalty-is-extended.ece

Portland, Ore.: Portland's shortfall of affordable housing in the Pearl and Old Town: How we crunched the numbers

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/11/portlands_shortfall_of_afforda.html

Austin, Texas: Springdale Road affordable housing project moves ahead

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2014/11/04/springdale-road-affordable-housing-project-moves.html

Los Angeles, Calif.: End veteran homelessness in L.A.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-va-homeless-housing-20141105-story.html

November 4, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

Judge tosses HUD discrimination rule

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/222690-judge-tosses-hud-discrimination-rule

HUD SETTLES CLAIMS ALLEGING OWNER OF DEKALB APARTMENT COMPLEX DISCRIMINATED AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-140

National News

How universities can renew America’s cities

http://fortune.com/2014/11/03/how-universities-can-renew-americas-cities/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortunebrainstormtech+Fortune+Brainstorm+Tech

Should Community Land Trusts Rank Higher in the Affordable Housing Toolbox?

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/should-community-land-trusts-be-higher-in-the-affordable-housing-toolbox

Non-National News

Milwaukee, Wis.: A Green Scene Is Brewing On Milwaukee's Fresh Coast

http://wwno.org/post/green-scene-brewing-milwaukees-fresh-coast

Fort Worth, Texas: Housing Authority gets set to formally launch Hunter Plaza rebuild

http://fwbusinesspress.com/fwbp/article/1/7600/Breaking-News/Housing-Authority-gets-set-to-formally-launch-Hunter-Plaza-rebuild.aspx#.VFjcMES7DFg.twitter

Honolulu, Hawaii: Transformation of Mayor Wright Homes starting to take shape

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/27261817/transformation-of-mayor-wright-homes-starting-to-take-shape

Waco, Texas: Developer eyeing Hewitt for affordable housing complex for veterans, seniors

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/business/developer-eyeing-hewitt-for-affordable-housing-complex-for-veterans-seniors/article_b266007b-cdf0-508d-a7fd-99914fdf28db.html

November 3, 2014

World News

United Kingdom: Homeless children 'at highest level since 2011'

http://www.bbc.com/news/education-29851119

Non-National News

Boston, Mass.: Homelessness Up 40 Percent In Mass. Since 2007

https://www.wbur.org/2014/10/31/homelessness-rise-massachusetts

Middletown, Ohio: Section 8 transfer not so smooth

http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/section-8-transfer-not-so-smooth/nhxS7/

Portland, Maine: New homeless shelter envisioned to centralize services in Portland

http://www.pressherald.com/2014/11/03/new-homeless-shelter-in-portland-may-centralize-services/

Gary, Ind.: HUD to fund new Gary fire station, West Side fixes

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hud-to-fund-new-gary-fire-station-west-side-fixes/article_392e61d8-d7e0-57d6-89dd-86940694d99e.html

Houston, Texas: How to Tackle Growing Suburban Poverty

http://www.citylab.com/work/2014/10/how-to-tackle-growing-suburban-poverty/382104/

Minneapolis, Minn.: A focus on homeless children shows the need for more and better early education (Op. Ed.)

http://www.minnpost.com/community-voices/2014/11/focus-homeless-children-shows-need-more-and-better-early-education

Phoenix, Ariz.: The Mayor of Phoenix Talks About Better Transit in a Car-Reliant City

http://www.citylab.com/commute/2014/10/the-mayor-of-phoenix-talks-about-better-transit-in-a-car-reliant-city/382148/